The Waging Peace Repertoire: Selected Works


The jury selected the works below from over 700 entries sent to "Waging Peace through Singing." Composers from more than 30 countries participated:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Congo, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Venezuela, and the United States.

The jury selected works for five levels of distinction or "honors" as described below.

  1. Highest Honors
    The jury selected five works from the Top Honors category for "Highest Honors." The works will be performed at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium and the composers are being invited to attend the symposium as "Special Guest Composers."
    For information about the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, please visit www.iwagemusic.com; deadline for applications is May 17, 2002 for full participants and May 29, 2002 for auditors.
  2. Top Honors
    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award.
  3. Top Honors: Emerging Composers
    The same honors as #2 above, but for composers who are 26 years of age and younger.
  4. Honors
    The jury recommended these works for performance (no monetary award).
  5. Honors: Emerging Composers
    The same honors as #4 above, but for composers who are 26 years of age and younger.
  6. The Waging Peace Repertoire: The Entire Collection
    The "iwagepeace.com" website will list all of the works submitted to "Waging Peace through Singing." We hope to post this complete listing of over 700 works no later than September 1, 2003. The website will be organized as a small library with information about each piece; in particular, it is being designed as a resource for choral directors who are hoping to program works on the theme of peace.

    Highest Honors

    Waging Peace Repertoire: Choral Visions 2002

    The jury selected five works from the Top Honors category for "Highest Honors." The works will be performed at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium and the composers are being invited to attend the symposium as "Special Guest Composers." For information about the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, please visit www.iwagemusic.com; deadline for applications is May 17, 2002 for full participants and May 29, 2002 for auditors.

    The five works below will be performed at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium by the Oregon Repertory Singers. The concert is entitled "Choral Visions I" and will be given on Monday, July 1, 2002 at 8:00 pm in Beall Concert Hall of the University of Oregon. The five works selected are from Categories I (mixed concert chorus), II (mixed chamber chorus), III (women's chorus), and X (free accompaniment).

    Special Recognition

    The following individuals have been recognized with a monetary award for their contribution to "Waging Peace through Singing."

    Category I: Mixed Concert Chorus (60 or more voices)

    An asterisk (*) before a name indicates that the composer was recognized with a monetary award for his or her contribution to Waging Peace through Singing.

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 144 entries in Category I (mixed concert chorus).

    Top Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 144 entries in Category I (mixed concert chorus).

    Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honorable Mention

    Category II: Mixed Chamber Chorus

    An asterisk (*) before a name indicates that the composer was recognized with a monetary award for his or her contribution to Waging Peace through Singing.

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 213 entries in Category II (mixed chamber chorus).

    Top Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 213 entries in Category II (mixed chamber chorus).

    Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honorable Mention

    Category III: Women's Chorus

    An asterisk (*) before a name indicates that the composer was recognized with a monetary award for his or her contribution to Waging Peace through Singing.

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 64 entries in Category III (women's chorus).

    Top Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 64 entries in Category III (women's chorus).

    Category IV: Men's Chorus

    An asterisk (*) before a name indicates that the composer was recognized with a monetary award for his or her contribution to Waging Peace through Singing.

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 24 entries in Category IV (men's chorus).

    Top Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 24 entries in Category IV (men's chorus).

    Honors: Emerging Composers

    Category V: Youth Chorus

    An asterisk (*) before a name indicates that the composer was recognized with a monetary award for his or her contribution to Waging Peace through Singing.

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 27 entries in Category V (youth chorus).

    Top Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 27 entries in Category V (youth chorus).

    Honors: Emerging Composers

    Category VI: Boy's Chorus

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 10 entries in Category VI (boy's chorus).

    Top Honors: Emerging Composers

    Category VII: Girl's Chorus

    An asterisk (*) before a name indicates that the composer was recognized with a monetary award for his or her contribution to Waging Peace through Singing.

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 8 entries in Category VII (girl's chorus).

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 8 entries in Category VII (girl's chorus).

    Category VIII: Vocal Ensembles

    An asterisk (*) before a name indicates that the composer was recognized with a monetary award for his or her contribution to Waging Peace through Singing.

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 27 entries in Category VIII (vocal ensembles).

    Top Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 27 entries in Category VIII (vocal ensembles).

    Category IX: Monody or Chant

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 20 entries in Category IX (monody or chant).

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 20 entries in Category IX (monody or chant).

    Honors: Emerging Composers

    Category X: Free Accompaniment

    An asterisk (*) before a name indicates that the composer was recognized with a monetary award for his or her contribution to Waging Peace through Singing.

    Top Honors

    The jury strongly recommended these works for performance and sent them to a second panel to be considered for a possible monetary award. The works below, including the emerging composers' pieces, were selected from 155 entries in Category X (free accompaniment).

    Top Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honors

    The jury recommended the following works for performance (no monetary award) from 155 entries in Category X (free accompaniment).

    Honors: Emerging Composers

    Honorable Mention

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